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28th September, 2016 - 1:19 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

UK ISP Zen Internet has announced that the reach of their “next generation” consumer broadband and high-capacity data network (e.g. Ethernet, FTTC, FTTP, EFM and ADSL) will be extended to 400 Points of Presence (PoPs) in BT exchanges by January 2017 (reaching over 500,000 postcodes).

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28th September, 2016 - 12:24 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

Good news, Ofcom’s latest Q2 2016 consumer complaints report finds that the total volume of UK Telecoms (mobile, broadband and phone) and Pay TV complaints has declined. Sadly some ISPs have fared better than others, with BT coming out top of the worst for fixed line home broadband.

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28th September, 2016 - 10:42 am
sky broadband uk

Author: Keith Oddy | 3 Comments

UK ISP Sky Broadband has launched a special 9 month contract deal for students, which offers their unlimited ‘up to’ 17Mbps broadband (ADSL2+) service for “free” (£10 a month thereafter) but of course you still have to pay the price of phone line rental on top (£17.40 per month).

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28th September, 2016 - 8:18 am
google_station

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Internet giant Google seems to be into almost everything these days and now the operator has decided to enter the market for public WiFi Hotspots by launching a new suit of management tools, which could bring such access points closer together. Mind you, they’re not the first to do that.

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27th September, 2016 - 4:37 pm
police united kingdom

Author: Mark Jackson | 14 Comments

The Westminster Magistrates Court has heard how 19-year-old Daniel Kelley, who was arrested in Llanelli (South Wales) at the end of last year on suspicion of blackmail, attempted to extort 465 Bitcoins (worth £216K) from TalkTalk following the devastating 2015 Cyber-Attack on their systems.

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27th September, 2016 - 3:38 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 7 Comments

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that they’re working with the largest water-only supplier in the United Kingdom, Affinity Water, to pilot a new approach in rural Hertfordshire that could see them running their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband cables through disused water mains.

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27th September, 2016 - 10:30 am
ofcom_mobile_network_tracking_uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 7 Comments

The telecoms regulator has today launched its first “crowdsourced research project“, which asks owners of Android Smartphones’ to download its new Ofcom Mobile Research app, which will help them to build up a more accurate picture of Mobile and WiFi network performance across the United Kingdom.

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27th September, 2016 - 9:38 am
vodafone_uk_2016

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

Vodafone has today confirmed that they’ve officially become members of Ofcom’s voluntary Code of Practice for broadband ISP speeds (details), which helps to protect customers from bad advertising and guarantees “accurate minimum and maximum download speeds“. Took them long enough.

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27th September, 2016 - 8:55 am
hyperoptic_maskot_print

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, which is rolling out a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTP/B) broadband network to 500,000 UK premises in 20 UK cities, has stopped giving customers a Static IP (IPv4) address and instead become one of the first to adopt Internet address sharing (Carrier Grade NAT).

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26th September, 2016 - 4:11 pm
virgin media 2014 uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 9 Comments

Reports indicate that Virgin Media are likely to upgrade their top 200Mbps (VIVID 200) tier to 300Mbps (20Mbps upload), possibly at some point during this autumn, with the existing paid HomeWorks+ add-on also being boosted from 300Mbps to 350Mbps at the same time.

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26th September, 2016 - 12:57 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 90 Comments

The rural community of Cotwalton in Staffordshire (England) has become the latest to help pay for an “ultrafast” (330Mbps) FTTP broadband upgrade through BT’s existing Community Fibre Partnerships scheme, but the twist is that it’s also the first one to be combined with public funding.

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26th September, 2016 - 11:52 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

The UK telecoms regulator has today echoed last month’s TalkTalk linked investigation (here) by provisionally concluding that BTovercharged” Sky (Sky Broadband) for their Special Fault Investigation (SFI) engineer service and Time Related Charges (TRC).

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26th September, 2016 - 9:44 am
cityfibre_microtrenching_york_uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

Cityfibre has published their full H1 2016 results, which among other things reveals that the joint 940Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband trial with Sky Broadband and TalkTalk in York (England) is now “completed” (14,000 premises passed) and “achieved all target objectives in terms of penetration and deployment costs.” But what comes next?

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26th September, 2016 - 8:44 am
exetel

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

One of the largest business broadband ISPs in Australia, Exetel, has this month launched itself into the United Kingdom’s already crowded communications market and they’ve towed their “No B.S policy” along for the ride.

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